Free HIV Testing - June 26, 2015
In honor of National HIV Testing Day, Mendocino Community Health Clinic (MCHC) has teamed up with Community Care HIV AIDS Program (CCHAP) on Friday, June 26 to provide free, anonymous HIV testing, as well as no-cost, confidential HIV testing at five locations throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties.
The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Many people with HIV do not have any symptoms. In fact, in the United States, it is estimated that one in seven people living with HIV do not know they have it. Therefore, it is recommended that ALL adults in the United States get tested for HIV at least once, regardless of risk factors.
For those with HIV, even for those who do not feel sick or have symptoms, getting early treatment is important. Early treatment can help people with HIV live a longer, healthier life. Treatment can also make it less likely that those with HIV will pass it on to other people.
Free, anonymous HIV testing is available at the following locations on Friday, June 26:
8050-A Lake Street
Lower Lake, CA 95457
205 S. Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
301 S. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
No cost, confidential HIV testing is available at the following locations on Friday, June 26:
Lakeview Health Center
5335 Lakeshore Blvd.
Lakeport, CA 95453
Hillside Health Center
333 Laws Avenue
Ukiah, CA 95482
*Individuals with a completed test at CCHAP testing sites will receive a $5 shopping voucher
**No appointment needed, please register at front desk
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an HIV specialist, in Lakeport call (707) 262-3232 or 262-3205. In Ukiah or Willits, call (707) 472-4627. MCHC offers medical, dental, and behavioral health services to people in Lake and Mendocino Counties. All MCHC health centers accept Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered California insurance, and more. We are a local non-profit organization providing access to health care for all.